Category: Life Science Third Year
This course will introduce basic concepts of how we use data in science. Students interested in research need to take information they gather or generate from a lab bench, field site, or other source and translate that into meaningful inferences about the processes they are studying. This course will enable students to take complex datasets and distill them into meaningful information from which they can draw reasoned conclusions. The course will include data creation, curation, manipulation, visualization, and analysis. The course will emphasize examples from life sciences, although the principles apply to many different disciplines.
This course examines the normal physiology of a healthy individual through to the pathophysiological consequences of disease at the cell and tissue level, and how this can lead to greater implications between the various systems of the body. Disease management with pharmacologic agents and other lifestyle approaches will be discussed. [3 unit]
Students develop advanced skills in experimental design, research methodologies, data analysis, and the communication of research information in the Life Sciences. [3 units]